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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Pea, Vetch and Clover spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records10512416611517
Number of individuals12823018831518
Unique positions264158369
Unique locations264261338
Adult records10312316210016
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 527 records from 170 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1126 Ancylis badiana 05
© Andy Nunn
1126 Ancylis badiana 04
© Terry Box, 20 Aug 2012
1126 Ancylis badiana 03
© Charles Fletcher, 3 May 2003
1126 Ancylis badiana 02
© Charles Fletcher, 3 May 2003
1126 Ancylis badiana 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and common throughout all five vice-counties.

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